Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Coupon Vocabulary

 It is important to understand terminology when using coupons.  Here's a quick vocabulary lesson for you!
    • One Per Customer - one coupon per paying customer
    • One Per Purchase - one coupon per item purchased. Example - purchase 3 boxes of cereal and use 3 coupons.
    • One Per Transaction - one coupon per time through checkout. Example - purchase 3 boxes of cereal and use only 1 coupon unless you purchase each box as a separate transaction.
    • Manufacturer coupon (MFR) - coupon issued by the manufacturer. One coupon per item unless otherwise noted. The store is fully reimbursed for this coupon PLUS they get a small handling fee.
    • Store coupon - coupon issued by individual store. Often, store coupons may be stacked with manufacturer coupons. Stores are not reimbursed for this coupon, rather, it is like an in-store sale.
    • Stacking - Using a manufacturer coupon and a store coupon on the same item. Nearly all stores allow coupon stacking.
    • Rolling - The practice of using one reward to pay for all or part of the next deal that will produce a reward. Common ways to roll deals - use Extra Bucks at CVS to pay for items that will yield more Extra Bucks, use a Target gift card to pay for items that will yield another Target gift card.
    • YMMV - Your Mileage/Market May Vary - not all stores put items on sale/clearance at the same time, so depending on where you live, you may have a different experience compared to others
    • Purchase - one item
    • Transaction - entire order you are paying for
    • BOGO - Buy One Get One
    • OYNO - On Your Next Order
    • FAR - Free After Rebate
    • Q - coupon
    • Blinkie - the little machines in the store with a blinking red light that shoots out coupons
    • Peelie - the coupons found on products in the store that can be peeled off
    • MIR - Mail In Rebate
    • IP - Internet Printable coupon
    For future reference, this list can be found under my "coupons" tab.  Happy bargain hunting!


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